There’s a not a lot of researchers probing the security of computer systems underpinning the maritime industry.
The limitations that keep that number low are obvious: both the specialized knowledge and equipment is difficult to come by. And, as Ken Munro of UK-based Pen Test Partners told us a year ago, not many people move from shipping into pentesting (and into information security in general).
But things are looking up for those who are interested: at this year’s DEF CON conference in Las Vegas, a maritime hacking village dubbed Hack The Sea will welcome them and offer all kinds of help.
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